Groundhog Day Illustration

Groundhog Day

For Kids
Ancient Superstitions

There is an ancient expression that goes something like this: "If Candlemas be bright and clear, there'll be two winters in the year."

Many of the ancient cultures believed that certain weather conditions at one time of the year could affect weather conditions at another. They also believed that certain animals had magical abilities. The ancient Egyptians, for example, believed that cats could protect their homes. The ancient Celts believed that groundhogs could predict the weather. There is no truth in this. It's just an old myth. But it's a delightful old myth.

In modern times, people pulled out the old legend from the ancient Celts and created Groundhog Day!

Here is a list of free online activities for kids to make Groundhog Day an occasion to remember:

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day (cartoon powerpoint)

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?

Measuring with Shadows

For Teachers

Free Groundhog Day Presentations in PowerPoint format

Groundhog Day Poems (CanTeach)

Groundhog Day (Teaching Heart)

Groundhog Coloring Book


Free Clip Art